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6-7, 2nd in NFC South
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Source: Bucs don't expect Evans to return in '19

Mike Evans, who is third in the NFL with 1,157 receiving yards, isn't expected to return this season after suffering a pulled hamstring in the Bucs' win over the Colts on Sunday.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

After Jameis Winston's visit with a hand specialist this afternoon, the team is "optimistic" about him continuing to play this season, I'm told. ‬The issue was determining if he could risk further injury by continuing to play.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Regarding Jameis Winston seeing a hand specialist: He suffered a small fracture in his thumb Sunday. He's dealing with swelling and soreness today. It's also impacted his ability to grip the football, which is why he came out of Sunday's game initially. The hand specialist will help determine long-term prognosis, Bruce Arians said.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bruce Arians said there is no tear in Mike Evans' hamstring. It's a pull. He said, "We're gonna let it bleed out. He was a quick healer when he had it in the spring. He'll be very doubtful for this week." Arians also said Jameis Winston will have a second opinion with a hand specialist on his thumb injury this afternoon.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bruce Arians joked that he has "the nicest team in the NFL" because of the number of times they turn the ball over. Jameis Winston's turnovers have now resulted in 61 opponents' points (48 off INTs, 13 off lost fumbles), according to ESPN Stats & Info.

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Jameis Winston delivered one of the most confounding, one of the most bewildering, one of the most ‘Jekyll and Hyde' performances of his career Sunday, making his evaluation that much more difficult.

Arians: 'The resiliency of this team is growing on me' (0:49)
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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bruce Arians said Mike Evans' hamstring is "not good." He'll undergo further testing but Arians said, "I'll be shocked if he makes it back before the last week."

Winston shakes off rough start, throws 4 TDs in Bucs' win (0:59)
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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Jameis Winston and the Bucs overcame a whopping four turnovers today to beat the Colts 38-35 and make it three in a row. But with the Vikings' win, they have officially been eliminated from playoff contention, along with the Panthers.

Winston escapes pressure, finds Watson for TD (0:18)
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Brissett floats one to Pascal to increase lead (0:17)
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Winston connects with wide-open Brate for TD (0:16)
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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

After leaving the game with a right hand injury, Jameis Winston has returned with just over 5:00 left in the third quarter. He was throwing on the sideline with trainer Bobby Slater looking on while Ryan Griffin took his first NFL regular-season snaps.

Evans leaves game after injury during TD (0:25)
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Winston sneaks in for TD (0:23)
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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Once again this week, we see "good Jameis" and "bad Jameis." He's been picked off by Darius Leonard twice -- including a pick-6 -- but he's also thrown two touchdown passes. It's remarkable the Bucs are only down 27-21 at the half after turning the ball over three total times. Also, very poor job by the defense getting beat deep on a 50-yard pass with :38 to go to set up a field goal.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Jameis Winston has now thrown four interceptions on an opening drive this season, the most in the NFL. Today's came courtesy of Darius Leonard. That was also the third time this season Winston has thrown a pick on the first pass of the game.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Jameis Winston has now thrown 16 interceptions at home this season, seven more than any other QB. That's the most home picks by a QB since the Falcons' Bobby Hebert in 1996 (16), per ESPN Stats & Info.

Team Stats

Passing Yards298.22nd
Rushing Yards94.6Tied-24th
Points For29.13rd
Points Against29.3